I found this interview with Shannon Burke and Jonas Pate (EPs of Outer Banks) where there are some info about the show and Liz’s character.
“At the beginning of the season, it’s like you’re shot out of a cannon,” Burke said. “There’s so much momentum from where we left off. For the first three episodes or so, we are just trying to keep up with the story that has propelled us forward so far and then slowly, we will catch our breath and try to maintain equilibrium and get another story going.”
In other words, fans should buckle in for the new season because its captains may know the destination, but even they can’t resist the temptation of the wild ride to get there.
When last we saw young lovers John B (Chase Stokes) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline), they were lost at sea and declared dead after their stormy escape, only to be scooped up by a freight ship bound for the Bahamas. That would be an inconvenience if it wasn’t the very place where her duplicitous father Ward (Charles Esten) transported the gold he stole right out from under them.
Meanwhile, for John B and Sarah’s fellow Pogues Kiara (Madison Bailey), JJ (Rudy Pankow) and Pope (Jonathan Daviss) back on the Outer Banks, it would seem the hunt is over and all they have to show for it is the death of their friends.
But remember that cannon Burke mentioned? Yeah, that’s going to make it hard for anyone to stand still with the gold on the move and plenty of new dangers picking up its scent. The production spent a few weeks in Barbados to capture John B and Sarah’s search for the gold, a perilous path that is bound to cross paths with a few familiar faces and some new ones.
Even with plenty of spinning plates at the start of the season, the creators knew a bigger question loomed on the horizon: what happens after the treasure hunt is inevitably over?
Luckily, there’s always more treasure to be found – and this season, it’s going to get even more personal for the Pogues.
“That was always the tricky part,” said Jonas, who lives in Wilmington with his family. “It was like passing the baton from the pursuit of the gold, which had kind of ended, into another treasure hunt that was kind of related. We had to work on it for a long time to sort it out, but we got there and it’s a really exciting new adventure.”
How the Pogues stumble into yet another chase is something fans will be quickly clued in on, but they should be warned it comes with a new villain that will give Ward a run for his money.
Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) joins the series as a shadowy Charleston socialite with an eye on the Pogues, but not because she’s also after the gold. Instead, she’s got her sights on something even more valuable, a treasure that required the writers to revisit the history lesson that defined the first season.
In deepening the mystery of former slave Denmark Tanney and the Royal Merchant’s treasure, the story becomes personal for Pope, who attracts the attention of Mitchell’s character – for better or worse.
“We wanted to get the characters more invested (in the history), we wanted to get Pope more invested and we are excited to keep it going,” Josh said.
Guiding the ship into even choppier waters this season challenged the show’s creators more than ever, but their one true north was their cast.
So this new season won’t be only about the gold, but about something else even more valuable… 😱🔑
I cannot wait for tomorrow! 💃
Yesterday I got an email from Netflix telling me about OBX season 2… “Set a reminder” as if I need one 🤣 but I got so excited! 💃